CMS will pay more than $36M in quality reporting

CMS has announced that it will pay out more than $36 million in incentives money to providers who reported data on quality of care delivered between July 2007 and December 2007 as part of its Physician Quality Reporting Initiative. Under the PQRI, health providers who choose to participate get bonuses of 1.5 percent of their total CMS payments during the reporting period in which they reported quality data. Average payments for the most recent period range from $600 for individual physicians to $4,700 for groups. The largest payment CMS plans to make to a practice is more than $205,700. Health professionals in the states of Florida and states with the largest payouts are getting $5 million of the total, the agency said.

To learn more about PQRI payouts:
- read this Kaiser Daily Health Policy Report item

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